Aug 29, 2011

Tasty Tailgating

At the end of August, we are forced to say goodbye to summer, but welcome the return of kids-back-in-school and more scheduled routines...and of! Not sure if it is now America's favorite spectator sport over baseball, but it is most definitely a sport that carries special fun around it, like parties before and after, especially tailgating! And of course, that involves feeding lots of hungry people. Need some good take-along recipes? Well, mam, have we got the cookbook for you!
I think you are going to love my new Recipe Hall of Fame cookbook called One Dish Wonders. It's got tailgating written all over it! Lots of casseroles, of course, but we expanded it to include appetizers, breakfasts, soups, salads, and desserts...anything that ends up in one dish. There are so many beautiful new casserole dishes out there these days that go from freezer or frig right to oven, and the clean-up is a snap. They even come with carry cases that make tailgating a snap. We added some good reading and conversation starters by including photos and trivia about Wonders of the World. There's more than fact, there are more than seven lists! You have to order it from QVC till October 3rd, but they have a super good advanced price. Treat yourself to tailgating or just plain good meals at home with these 350 award-winning recipes in One Dish Wonders.

Here's a sneak preview:

Friendship Chicken Casserole

6 chicken breast halves

2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup

1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 (15-ounce) can chop suey vegetables, drained

1 cup chopped celery

1 (7-ounce) can Chinese noodles

1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped cashew nuts

Combine all ingredients, except nuts, in large bowl. Place mixture in greased shallow casserole dish. Cover with nuts. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. Serves 10-20.

Aug 22, 2011

Miriam Weems

Barney and Gwen McKee and the entire staff of Quail Ridge Press deeply regret the passing of our beloved author Miriam Weems. We offer our sincerest condolences to her family and all of the people who knew her and were blessed to have experienced her delightful personality. May she rest in peace.

Aug 5, 2011

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Breakfast in Prague

Believe it or not, this is breakfast! Who says breakfast has to be bacon and eggs? Well, in the Savic Hotel in Prague, the breakfast bar was anything but usual. I welcomed beans and carrots and potatoes to go with my bacon and follow my cereal! We spent the entire day hoofing around this beautiful city, and a hearty breakfast is exactly what we needed. I didn't choose the cheeses and cold meats and fishes that morning (like son Shawn did), or the Nutella to chocolate up my pastry (though made in America, available at almost all European breakfast buffets), but there was lots more available. These carrots were pretty bland, but I'm a carrot lover and look for ways to encourage people to eat more of them.
I really like the recipe for Cody Carrots in our Best of the Best from Big Sky Cookbook. It was shared by the Great Entertainer Cookbook, and I suppose Wild Bill Cody had something to do with it, perhaps if just to lend his name. Nevertheless, it has a bit of wildness to it, but delicious! Mention this blog by using the code BLOG when you checkout, and get a 20% discount through September 2011. You'll be glad you did!